Yo Groupthink, I am adult who has finally decided there are too many cool earrings in the world. I want to wear them. So I made an appointment at a tattoo/piercing place to get my ears pierced next week. I know I have to be very diligent with cleaning, but I am also concerned about sleeping. I have to sleep on my stomach, with my head on its side. I can't breathe on my back. The interwebs is giving me conflicting information on how problematic this might be. Some sources seem certain that I'll give myself an infection doing this. Some say it isn't a big deal. Can anyone with personal experience lend their voices? Thanks. (Also, I know it's different for everyone, but how much did the hurt for the first few days for you?)